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Yosemite Private Retreat & Paradise on Secluded 10 Acres!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large family home with your own secluded pool paradise!

5 bedroom, 4 bath private retreat sleeps 13 on 10 acres just off CA Hwy 49 with easy access into Yosemite National Park - either through Mariposa or Oakhurst.

First floor Master Suite is fully handicapped-accessible. Garage ramp & ramp from private deck to pool. Perfect for either the able or those with limited mobility. King Sleep Comfort bed - 2 adjoining twins with remote controls for positioning & vibration. Back-to-back vanities, 1 wheelchair accessible with hand dryer. Walk-in/roll-in shower with bench seat, handrails & hand-held shower. High toilet with handrails & Toto bidet- wheel chair accessible with charging area for power chairs. Seating area, 42' flat screen TV, gas fireplace, private deck.

Upstairs Master Suite with king bed, loft, 3 decks, jetted tub, equipped exercise room (rowing machine, weight bench, Nordic Trac elliptical trainer, light free weights, exercise ball, kettle balls, stretch bands). 32' flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray.

Bedrooms 3 & 4 are Jack & Jill set-up. Both bedrooms have queen beds, vanities, walk-in closets with shelves. Shared bath room is a tub/shower combo, 2 sinks, & direct access to deck & pool. Pool towels provided for all.

Library bedroom has fold-out queen sofa bed & private bath. Off kitchen; blind provides privacy, & not noise protection. Better suited to night owls. Earplugs provided :)

Game room (adjacent to bedrooms 3 & 4) can sleep 3 - futon and 2 twin fold-out ottomans. Beds are firm - better suited to the youngsters/teens. Queen Aero bed upon request. Game room has board games, cards, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray, Wii.

Open floor plan with intimate spaces. Kitchen is the heart of the home, the 2-story river rock wall the backbone. Wood-burning stove (wood provided) and hearth seating in a cozy living room with sectional sofa and 47' flat screen TV, Blu-Ray, Direct TV Satellite.

Fully-equipped open kitchen with all necessities. 2 ovens, 1 convection, 1 not. 2 sinks (2 prep areas), dishwasher, microwave. 3 fridges: 1 Sub-Zero, 1 under counter beverage fridge, 1 full in pantry. Pantry. Blender, toaster, Cuisinart, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, French Press, crock pot, specialty

kitchen gadgets, dishes & utensils for 24. 18' flat screen TV for the cooks. Many cookbooks :).

Farm-style dining table seats 8 easily, 10 cozily - 10 chairs. Kitchen table seats 6+ (bench seat can squeeze in 2 more).

Counter stools for 8. Cloth napkins, place mats for your use. Serving dishes, accessories available. Built-in buffet for serving.

Mountain pool in every sense - 'refreshingly cool' even on the hottest of days. Spa can be heated, the pool, not. Slide, low diving board. Pool & spa are not fenced - you're responsible for your kids. If they're not pool-safe, bring water wings or life jackets - these can be bought in Oakhurst. If it's breezy, expect rose petals from the trellis, mimosa flowers or sycamore leaves to litter the pool. Skimmers are provided - no daily pool service. Blower provided for the confused sycamore who may shed leaves on the deck no matter the season.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Property Manager

This is my primary residence, We purchased this sweet, undeveloped 10-acre slice of the Sierra foothills in 1979. We lived on the property in a single-wide mobile with our two sons for 7 years, and the longer we lived in the mobile, the bigger the house grew. In 2006 we increased 800 square feet (bringing us to 4600 square feet) to add on a fully handicapped-accessible master wing on the lower floor. Widowed in 2008, I've been reluctant to leave - my sons live in the area. I love it here. And, I want to share it. One of my sons will host me when you are here.

Property Manager purchased this house in 1985

Why Property Manager chose Yosemite Area

We moved to this area because we wanted to grow our business where we wanted to retire - we wanted a life-long affair with our environs. We chose this particular piece of property for the night sky. We'd just come from 2 years of living in the high New Mexico desert on the Navajo Reservation - my husband was a dentist - and we'd never seen sky like that. We wanted that, even in the midst of the pine-studded foothills. And we found it. Getaway Lane is a destination - remember to look up!


Ahwahnee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wheelchair accessible shower & vanity /back-to-back vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Back-back vanities / private toilet / sky lights
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private toilet /Jack & Jill arrangement
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private bath off library
  • Bathroom #1: Main floor King Master Suite Back-to-back vanities, wheel-chair accessible vanity, roll-in shower, Toto Bidet. Bathroom #2: Upstairs King Master Suite. Back-to-back vanities, walk-in shower, jetted tub, private toilet, skylights Bathroom #3: Jack & Jill arrangement Private toilet, 2 sinks, direct access to pool area Bathroom #4: Off library with sofa bed set-up Skylight, shower, toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor Master Suite / fully-wheelchair accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs King Master Suite / fitness room / 3 private decks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor / Jack and Jill arrangement
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Main floor / Jack and Jill arrangement
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor queen sofa bed in library / private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Game room with fold-out ottomans/futon. Best for kids.
  • Bedroom 1: Main floor King Master Suite Gas fireplace, sitting area, HDTV, Sleep Comfort bed with individual controls for positioning and vibration. Fully-handicapped accessible. Ramp from garage & ramp from private deck to pool. A wheel-chair traveler's dream room. Bedroom 2: Upstairs King Master Suite Fitness room, HDTV, 3 private decks Bedrooms 3 & 4: Main floor Jack & Jill arrangement Queen beds with a vanity in each room. Walk in closets, direct access to pool through the shared, adjoining bathroom. Bedroom 5: Queen Sofa Bed Private bath. This is the library just off the kitchen. Blind provides privacy & not noise protection. Better for nights owls or sound sleepers. Bedroom 6: Really the game room. HDTV, 2 twin fold-out ottomans, a futon. Firm surfaces - better suited to the young. Queen Aero-bed available for another couple - inquire. 'Bedroom' 6 would share Bedrooms 3 & 4 bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You'll be secluded amidst many opportunities. Privacy with the option of adventure in every direction. Yosemite National Park, the Golden Chain Highway, seasonal white water rafting, zip lines. The central CA coast and San Francisco is within a 4-hour drive. Also a sweet place to just stay to nurture relationships with whom you're with. Walking from your front door to Hwy 49 & back will give you a 3-mile round may encounter wild turkeys, peacocks, startled deer, or a treasured glimpse of a bob cat disappearing in the brush, Or you can pack a picnic, take some kites & hike from your front door to the top of Crooks Mountain for a spectacular view. Nights are quiet & dark here, except for a full moon when it shines. Or when the resident owl goes hooting. If you want to escape while having the option to engage in adventure, this is for you. If you want adventure with the option of coming home to kick back, relax and hit the spa, this is for you.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Yosemite Private Retreat & Paradise on Secluded 10 Acres!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing. Great for activity and adventure or a quiet, peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice with my family for Thanksgiving. It's a big, secluded piece of property with so much to offer. The house is full of charm and character. It was plenty big enough to accommodate our extended family of five adults and five children. I'm dying to go back and share the experience with my friends and their families.

There's a big kitchen right in the middle of the house and everything fans out from there...the fireplace/TV area, the communal dining table, multiple secluded bedrooms, quiet sun room to sit and read or watch the sunrise , covered porch, and a pool/spa area. Oh, and wild animals, a colorful landscape, sounds of nature, and stars, tons of stars.

We originally choose this area because of it's proximity to Yosemite, Bass Lake, etc., but, for our second trip, the house was just as much of a draw as were those natural wonders.

Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is It

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and solitude or want to party until the cows come home...This is It! The home is huge, spotlessly clean and dressed out like a five star hotel. The bedrooms are spacious and secluded from the open living area allowing guests their own individual retreat. The covered wrap around porch was our favorite place for enjoying a/few glass of wine in the evening and coffee in the morning. The kitchen was stocked with really nice cookware, dishes, glasses and even had a great selection of spices and condiments. We enjoyed the large pool and hot tub, as well as, the privacy of being on such a large parcel. We visited many attractions nearby but this home is so nice, it's a destination as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mariposa, CA

Girls Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay! The description and photos are accurate, but the home and property is better than described. We had 12 women together and plenty of space. Beds were comfortable with wonderful linens. The kitchen was great, and equipped with everything we could have wanted.

Plenty of food, drink and laughter was had by all and we hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakhurst, CA

Perfect place for a friends getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for our girlfriends getaway and milestone birthdays! The property is beautiful, the house has every comfort you can imagine - we felt totally at home! Where can you find a place that 12 laughing women can go and not disturb the neighbors? We'll here it is!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girlfriend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I and 11 of my best girlfriends stayed here, celebrating milestone birthdays for two of us. Plenty of room for all of us. Six of us easily prepped and cooked in the kitchen, while the other six sat at the raised counter and watched and offered many helpful cooking tips! We all dined around the table in the spacious dining room. After dinner and cake, we all settled into the living room to share wine and stories and love. We all slept in wonderful beds with crisp white linens, and enjoyed big fluffy towels after morning showers. So much space to enjoy! Decks and porches and quiet nooks and crannys. It was too cold for swimming, but the pool looked very inviting!

The home is secluded and very private, which was good, we were rather boisterous! We were so happy with our decision to stay here, we all left with wonderful memories of this magical home. We'll be back, and we're looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious comfort

  • 5 of 5

Spaciousness is what I love best about this home. You can stand anywhere in the living areas and have a view of the mountains. Step out on the porch for extended views and fresh air, and, at night, a dreamy sky. Work in the kitchen with two or three other people without confusion or congestion. Hang with others to watch a game or a movie or find a quiet spot alone to read a book (the library shelves are full). It's like a lodge with homey touches such as the owner's grandmother's vintage serving plates and bowls. Then there is the proximity to beautiful, wild places. Yosemite is spectacular, and if you are a U.S. citizen 62 or older, you can get a lifetime national parks pass for $10 at the gate. This home seems to sit alone, so privacy is ensured, yet it is not far from Oakhurst for grocery shopping and such. It's a wonderful place to rest and unwind after a day seeing the sights. For us sightseeing one day and resting here the following day made for a perfectly-balanced vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
CA Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
170 Miles
Central California Coast: Pismo, Carmel, Monterey
Car: necessary


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